Sep 30, 2016
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making-out
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Personal essays about emotional healing and sexual identity fill the pages of MAKING OUT LIKE A VIRGIN: SEX, DESIRE, & INTIMACY AFTER SEXUAL TRAUMA

By Catriona McHardy and Cathy Plourde

4.0

IR Rating

Seventeen contributors from five countries, and ranging in age from their mid-20s to their late 60s, offer their views on thriving after sexual assault.

a-journey
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A JOURNEY WITH PANIC

By Dr. James Manning and Dr. Nicola Ridgeway

5.0

IR Rating

The authors explain cognitive behavioral techniques for dealing with panic attacks.

first-kill
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Racing against the clock to save a missing real estate mogul in FIRST KILL

By Robert Roy Britt

5.0

IR Rating

The fourth Eli Quinn outing finds the P.I. racing against the clock to save a missing real estate mogul in the increasingly dangerous Arizona suburbs.

the last
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THE LAST MA-LOO, an offbeat cosmic adventure

By Dean Ammerman

4.2

IR Rating

Funny, weird, delightful, THE LAST MA-LOO is an unforgettably eccentric romp through the multiverse.

everything
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Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Erectile Dysfunction and Penile Implants

By Rick Redner, MSW and Brenda Redner, RN

4.5

IR Rating

Husband and wife authors discuss their experience with erectile dysfunction and penile implants and offer advice to others.

GRACELAND
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Chaos and hilarity on a family getaway in VACATION TO GRACELAND

By Phillip Cornell

3.8

IR Rating

Phillip Cornell has a simple story to tell: at his mother’s instigation, he and his relatives will take a weekend road trip to Memphis for a family barbecue/reunion.

SUPERMAN
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Parental love with or without biological connections: DO YOU KNOW THE STORY OF SUPERMAN?: Loving Children Who Are Not Your Own

By Francis V. Adams

4.0

IR Rating

Adams ruminates on life and what it means to love a child as much as a biological parent, even without the biological connection.

PARTFAMILY
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Saving children of the Holocaust in PART OF THE FAMILY

By Jason Hensley

5.0

IR Rating

The horror of the Holocaust and the rise of Nazi Germany can never be overstated, but conveying the tragedy effectively is often best when an author humanizes it by focusing on a single incident or aspect and investigating it thoroughly.

drone
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DRONE, a fast-faced detective story with some thought-provoking twists

By Robert Roy Britt

5.0

IR Rating

Fledgling detective Eli Quinn investigates an assassination attempt on a prominent Arizona politician in this engaging new installment in Robert Roy Britt’s mystery series. Most detectives take up residence in a gritty urban setting where the gloom is just as overpowering as the skyscrapers. Not true for Eli Quinn, who has instead put down roots […]

SHADOWGAMES
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A young girl explorers her powers in SHADOW GAMES

By Jay J. Falconer

4.0

IR Rating

In the current glut of movies and tv shows featuring superheros, the main characters are usually thrilled to find themselves with super-powers. But for 15-year-old Emily Heart, those abilities aren’t always welcome or easy to control.

BUDDHADOIT
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A search for a statue turns into a spiritual journey in: THE BUDDHA MADE ME DO IT

By Marla Martenson

4.5

IR Rating

Housecleaning in preparation for the move into their new home, Marla figures her hubby won’t notice if his dust-collecting Buddha statue goes missing.

searching
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Beautifully written and engagingly presented, SEARCHING FOR PARADISE is a road trip worth taking

By T.L. Hughes

4.0

IR Rating

When life becomes too routine, dreams aren’t coming true, and restlessness sets in, the only choice for three friends is to get in the car and make their way back to their familial roots.

COWBOYVAMPIRE
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A Western Gothic adventure with a unique take on vampire mythology in: THE LAST SUNSET

By Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall

5.0

IR Rating

THE LAST SUNSET is the fourth—and presumably final—book in the Vampire and the Cowboy series

BEINGBECOMING2
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A doctor struggles with the concept of the ends justifying the means in: BEING AND BECOMING

By Phalgun Prativadi, M.D.

4.0

IR Rating

In this engaging tale of moral crisis, Dr. Arya Krish has the best of intentions…at first.

philomena
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Fifteen-year-old fights predators in the fantastical world of: PHILOMENA

By Mark Guiney

5.0

IR Rating

Part swashbuckling adventure, part richly detailed fantasy universe, part coming of age tale, this rich foray into the Cor Novan Sky Alamanac spans multiple genres.

WICKEDPRAYER
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Demons, death and the dark side in: WICKED PRAYERS

By S.D. Moore

4.0

IR Rating

WICKED PRAYERS is a cautionary tale for any would-be occultists considering dabbling in the darker arts: some things are better left dead.

FORESTBEAST
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A quest to save a young girl’s father in: LEGEND OF THE FOREST BEAST

By Don M. Winn

4.0

IR Rating

Three boys and a girl go on a quest to find Layla’s kidnapped father.

PEPPERY
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Trials and triumphs of historic Alexandria in: PEPPERY WINDS

By Lorenz Waldmann

4.5

IR Rating

PEPPERY WINDS is an adventurous epic novel set in the first century AD, opening with the drama of terrifying and murderous anti-Semitic riots in Alexandria, where Jews and Greeks had lived in peace for generations.

ANGELBOY
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Angels and madmen in: ANGELBOY VOL. 2

By N.M. Beguesse

4.0

IR Rating

A young angel with heroic powers finds himself in the middle of a dangerous feud between childhood friends in this fast-paced graphic novel.

RAVEN
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The battle is set against demons, a demon hunters and humanity in: RAVEN’S PEAK

By Lincoln Cole

5.0

IR Rating

A hell of a series start finds a demon hunter searching for a way of rescuing her adoptive father from the grips of a demon and solving the mystery of Raven’s Peak.

ROCKETSCIENCE
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Practical solutions to technical problems in: IT AIN’T ROCKET SCIENCE

By Susan C. Cooper

5.0

IR Rating

A no-nonsense approach to solving IT problems turns out to be easier than anyone in the business sector could possibly imagine.

COVEREDPACES
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Failed love affairs and self discovery in: COVERED PACES

By Luigi A. Juarez

4.0

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Tired of unfaithful lovers, a woman moves from Los Angeles back to her hometown of Miami, Florida, only to discover that true love starts with oneself in this moving story.

VOICE
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Advice on leadership and becoming a leader in: FIND YOUR VOICE AS A LEADER

By Paul N. Larsen

5.0

IR Rating

A professional performance coach shares advice on how to become a leader in this well-organized guide to understanding your own personal values and authentically express them, whether in a team at work or as a mentor and example to others in your personal life.

HOUSE
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Politics, fraud and American democracy in peril in: THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE

By David Pepper

4.5

IR Rating

A journalist finds evidence of possible election fraud in this taut political thriller.